NYCFC Stadium News (Or Lack Thereof)

Discussion in 'New York City FC' started by sozopol, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    I agree - it was really bad. Almost made me wish for turf. I hope that Reyna is right because they are bleeding fans as long as this continues.
     
  2. (They call him) RMc

    Jun 1, 2013
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    As NYCFC begins the fifth year of its three-year tenure at Yankee Stadium...
     
  3. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Randy Levine said they "are in active negotiations" and "hope to announce something this year" during an interview on Bloomberg today.
     
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  4. CharlottetownFC

    Sep 2, 2015
    Club:
    Charlotte
  5. davidrpaige

    davidrpaige Member

    May 17, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I don’t get it. How the hell is this GAL site suppose to get a stadium wedged in? It is boxed in on 3 sides by 153rd St, the Major Deegan Express entrance/exit ramp, and the Yankees–East 153rd Street station. All things, as far as I can tell, that can’t be moved. So where is the space to put a 20k+ sized stadium there? If you look a block to the north, you’ll see the Joseph Yancey Track & Field, which has a soccer pitch. If you take that pitch size, transpose it over the site, you’ll quickly see that the GAL site might not even fit a regulation sized pitch, let alone stands of any kind. Are fans going to float over the pitch like the Qatar plan to have floating AC units during their hosting of the World Cup? So unless they are going to close off 153rd St, and knock down that parking garage, there is no way an MLS stadium is being built there.
     
  6. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Is there news? I’m pretty sure it would involve knocking down the parking garage.
     
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  7. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't feel like searching for it, but it's been posted on here before by me and others, but that site would involve not only the GAL site, but also a parking garage, a surface parking lot and the de-mapping of part of a street.
    There was a New York Times graphic showing the whole plan.
     
  8. Onionrings

    Onionrings Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Long Island
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Being in Los Angles area, have not seen much on this project, but considering where they are trying to build, that looks amazing. I have been to a baseball game at old Yankee and a soccer game at new Yankee. If they can work in a mix of housing for the neighborhood and revenue producing items like a hotel or commercial, this just might work and be one of the gems of the league. If NYCFC can get it done, then we need to move onto Boston and get a SSS deal done.
    Heck, even LAFC got a downtown stadium done, admittedly, they played the system by simply replacing one stadium of one type to a stadium of a different type (I believe) to avoid some of the enviromental impact report costs. AND despite being in LA, we managed to pull off 2 light rail stations and a busway station to serve the stadium (miracles do happen)
    I wonder if the NYC project gets approved, I wonder how long it will take to build.
     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's not unknown in soccer history for teams to play a home game or two at their biggest rival's stadium.

    Manchester United played at Manchester City's Maine Road between 1941 and 1949.

    They also played several European games at Maine Road before floodlights were installed at Old Trafford.
     
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  16. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tigres will have two home legs, one in Monterrey, Mexico and one in Harrison, New Jersey.
     
  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's all explained in the news article.
     

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